Charles F. Williams

May 22, 1937April 27, 2014
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Charles Francis Williams 76, of Adamsville,TN formally of Memphis passed away Sunday April 27, 2014. He was a graduate of Southside High School, a veteran of the United States Army and a retired Memphis Police Officer. He was preceded in death by his parents Flem and Lucille Williams; sister Lucille Wilson; three brothers Flem, Marshall and Joe Williams. He is survived by his wife of 47 years Barbara T. Williams; daughter Cindy Dixon (Norman); two sons Keith Williams and Edward Mason II (Sharon); grandchildren, Joey Williams, Lindsey Dixon, Alexis, Samantha, Emma and Hunter Mason; his great-grandson Liam and one sister Ada Morin. The family will receive friends Thursday May 1 from 5p.m. until 8 Memphis Funeral Home Poplar Chapel. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. with the family receiving friends one hour prior to service time at Memphis Funeral Home Poplar. Interment will take place Saturday May 3, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Neill Cemetery, Olivet, TN


  • Visitation Thursday, May 1, 2014
  • Visitation Friday, May 2, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 2, 2014

Charles F. Williams

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sherry fitzpatrick

May 11, 2014

I remember when you lived down the street from my parents and we went over and you were playing cards with my dad. Then going to see you at your beautiful place at the lake. You had a wonderful life and so many memories as shown in the pictures on this site.

Chris Cothran

May 7, 2014

I last saw Charlie about 6 weeks ago. My greatest regret is that I waited so late in our lives to renew our friendship. We had not seen one another for many years but he always my friend. I'll miss him greatly.

May 7, 2014

You will be missed always, Charlie. You alway was an awesome friend, and
will be sadly missed by our family. May God bless and comfort your family
at this time.

Jerry and Sarah Thomas

May 6, 2014

I am so sorry to learn of Charley's passing. We have been friends forever and will miss him greatly.
My condolences to you Barbara
Love from your Canadian friend

Connie Patterson

May 5, 2014

Dear Cindy, Norman, Lindey, and family. We were so sorry to hear about your dad and grandfather---we hope that all of your special memories will bring you comfort at this time. The Patterson Family

Sharon Mason

May 4, 2014

I couldn't have had a better father in law. I will truelly miss you. Charlie has taught me so much, especially how to cook and speak. I love you.

May 3, 2014

So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. We were good friends at SouthSide High School. I remember his sister Ada Mae also. God Bless you all.
Donald L. Hawkins
Senatobia, Miss.

Deuce Mason

May 3, 2014

Charlie, You were stern yet fair. Im glad that I had you in my life. Some times you did/said things that appeared to be(unorthodox) but I learned to filter the colorful words and obtained the message that you were teaching me. After 24 years in the Navy and then following in your footsteps and working as a cop myself I thank you for all the life lessons learned. Rest in Peace Most the most important thing is Im happy for is that I will see you one day in Heaven. Until we meet again Love ya Deuce (stepson)

Jim Williams

May 3, 2014

I was honored to serve in the same investigative bureau with Charlie Williams, where we were both detective sergeants. Charlie was a man who could be gruff when he needed to be, but was personally a gentle giant of a man.
We were paired with our desks facing one another, so we had ample chances to talk, compare notes, and become friends.I am sorry he, like so many other fine officers Charlie and I served with, have passed along and left the rest of us at a loss for yet another friend. So long, Charlie.
We will always remember you and miss you more than ever.

Jim (JD) Williams
Memphis, TN.

Jane Reynolds

May 2, 2014

Bob and I were so sorry to learn of Charlie's death. We will miss seeing you guys pass the house and stopping to chat on occasion. Let us know how we can help you over here on the river.